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Alien-Infection Thriller The Beach House Brings Horrible Irony

Alien-Infection Thriller The Beach House Brings "Horrible Irony"

This episode Jason talks to Jeffrey A. Brown, writer, and director of The Beach House, which comes to AMC's horror streaming service Shudder on July 9th (US/Canada/UK/Ireland). The film stars Liana Liberato as a girl who, while on a weekend beach house getaway with her boyfriend, suddenly finds herself trying to survive amid the onslaught […]

Gavin Rothery on Bringing AI Thriller Archive to Life

Gavin Rothery on Bringing AI Thriller Archive to Life

In this episode of Castle Talk, Rooster Teeth Technical Director Tony Salvaggio talks to Writer/Director Gavin Rothery about his soon-to-be-released science fiction thriller Archive. Gavin fills us in on the development of the film, his influences, and what it is like to transition from being an artist and production designer to acting as writer and […]

Cory Doctorow Says Goodbye to the Racist Past of Splash Mountain

Cory Doctorow Says Goodbye to the Racist Past of Splash Mountain

This episode of Castle Talk, Jason Henderson chats with futurist and author Cory Doctorow on Disney's decision to rebrand the Disneyland and Walt Disney World attraction Splash Mountain to move the flume ride away from the problematic politics of the 1946 film Song of the South. The decision, which Doctorow predicted shortly before the announcement came […]

Hamilton Review: Stripped-Down Elements Place Emphasis on Performances

Hamilton Review: Stripped-Down Elements Place Emphasis on Performances

Unless you've been hiding under a rock since 1776, you're acutely aware of America's obsession with freedom, and our love for the old white dudes who founded our country. Well, and apple pie, but that's neither here nor there; besides, it's delicious. So slice up a piece and get ready to celebrate America's birthday with […]

Ashleigh Morghan Stars in Head Count a Creepy Pasta It

Ashleigh Morghan Stars in Head Count, a Creepy Pasta "It"

This episode Jason talks to Ashleigh Morgan, who starred last year in Head Count directed by Elle Callahan which one a special jury prize from the Los Angeles Film Festival. Ashleigh explains how she approaches her craft. She talks about how the movie has a distinct creepy-pasta vibe, an element of transplanted folklore, as the young […]

Jon Stewarts Irresistible is the Summer Movie Balm to Our Politics

Jon Stewart's Irresistible is the Summer Movie Balm to Our Politics

Times have changed for Jon Stewart. The former host of The Daily Show, now five years since leaving that job, has kept a mostly low profile. So when he writes, directs, and produces Irresistible, a political satire directly addressing the failures of the US political system, it's worth noticing. What he delivers is unsurprising in […]

Shock and Context: Midnight Movie Society Horrifies the Living Room

Shock and Context: Midnight Movie Society Horrifies the Living Room

This episode Jason chats with Adrianna Gober,  who a writer and musician based outside of Philadelphia, PA who acts as Director of Programming for Midnight Movie Society, an extreme horror/cult SVOD service from Rue Morgue and MVD Entertainment Group. Gober calls herself a lifelong horror fan who "still can't quite believe she got lucky enough […]

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

In this Castle Talk Episode, Jason talks to author/filmmaker Jim Towns about his new book from Anubis Press, American Cryptic – True Stories of the Strange and Uncanny. This book is available now in paperback and on Kindle. Horror fans may know Towns from his deep, knowledgeable dives into cult horror, the YouTube series 66 […]

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review: What a Good Prequel Should Do

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Review: What a Good Prequel Should Do

64 years before Katniss Everdeen took to the arena and started setting Panem on fire, there was the tenth annual Hunger Games, and one school kid by the name of Coriolanus Snow was desperate to save what was left of his family from starvation and ruin and make a name for himself. Sound intriguing? It […]

The Vast of Night &#8211 the Spooky Paranoia Trip We Need Right Now

The Vast of Night – the Spooky Paranoia Trip We Need Right Now

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD In this Castle of Horror "Hangout" Episode—a mid-week episode that deviates from the planned schedule of the show—the cast discusses the new Amazon Original The Vast of Night directed by Andrew Patterson. It's a delightful film about a pair of teens (Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz)– one a switchboard operator and the […]

The Back-Order List 6/3/2020: Lots of DC with Catwoman 80th #1 Leading

The Back-Order List 6/3/2020: Lots of DC with Catwoman 80th #1 Leading

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond.  Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]

Ranking Film Adaptations: The Good The Bad and Jaws

Ranking Film Adaptations: The Good, The Bad and Jaws

This episode Jason talks to the creative minds behind the Adapt or Perish podcast, a bi-weekly show that examines adaptations of all kinds, whether stage to screen, book to television, comic to blockbuster, or film to musical and back again. The hosts are Arielle Lipshaw (dramaturg, director, voiceover artist, and knitting enthusiast) and Jeremy Latour […]

Masters of the Universe and other Universes Daily LITG 31st May 2020

Masters of the Universe and other Universes, Daily LITG, 31st May 2020

The world seems like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but fandom still brings us together. These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday Masters of the Universe, Lucifer, JK Rowling, Warhammer and […]

Becky Directors on Bringing the Scary Mofo Out of Kevin James

Becky Directors on Bringing the Scary Mofo Out of Kevin James

This episode Jason talks to Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, the directors of Becky (debuting June 5), a new revenge thriller about a teen girl, Lulu Wilson, who faces off against a gang of neo-Nazis led by an unusually villainous Kevin James. You guys have called it an "ultra-violent Home Alone." Say the producers: Spunky and rebellious, […]

Bookselling Requires a Great Query Letter &#038 Its Harder Than It Looks

Bookselling Requires a Great Query Letter & It's Harder Than It Looks

This episode Jason talks to Angie Hodapp about her new book Query Craft, the Writer-in-the-Know Guide to Getting Your Manuscript Requested. The author is the Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency, where she acts as a conduit between authors pitching books and agents looking to represent them. Her new book is about the […]

Bill Pullman Denounces Trumps Tweet of Fake Independence Day Clip

Bill Pullman Denounces Trump's Tweet of Fake Independence Day Clip

Bill Pullman has had enough of Donald Trump. After Trump tweeted a doctored video that superimposed his head on to Pullman's body to deliver the speech from Independence Day, the actor pushed back on the blatant appropriation of his work. Pullman (nee Bill Paxton, RIP/Game Over, Man) played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996 […]

Lake of Darkness Explores the Dark Side of WWI-Era Chicago

Lake of Darkness Explores the Dark Side of WWI-Era Chicago

This episode Jason talks to Scott Kenemore, author of the new book Lake of Darkness (May 5, 2020; Skyhorse Publishing/Talos Press). The book explores an alternate history in which power, crime, and the supernatural converge during the First World War on the South Side of Chicago. The publisher says: A combination of detective thriller, cosmic […]

The Haunted Scares in a Single House Over One Long Night

The Haunted Scares in a Single House Over One Long Night

This episode Jason talks to director and writer David Holroyd, whose new film The Haunted is about a young caregiver in an isolated house who finds her elderly charge's house may be haunted by a vengeful spirit. That makes The Haunted a straight-up, old-fashioned haunted house story. Shot on a limited budget, the film works […]

Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

This episode Jason talks to Leslie Lutz, whose strange Lost-like thrilled Fractured Tide debuts this month from Blink/HarperCollins in hardcover. Says the publisher: This young adult thriller pushes 17-year-old Sia into a reality where the waters in front of her and the jungle behind her are as dangerous as the survivors alongside her. Told through […]

Master of Horror Ramsey Campbell on The Wise Friend and the Uncanny

Master of Horror Ramsey Campbell on The Wise Friend and the Uncanny

This episode Jason talks to Ramsey Campbell, who the Oxford Companion to English Literature describes as "Britain's most respected living horror writer." It's practically impossible to talk about Campbell without an awareness of his importance to the horror genre—he's received more awards than any other horror writer, including the Grand Master Award of the World […]